A few surprises after a mild winter.
The Corypantha vivipara (aka Escobaria) doubled in size last summer and is now blooming nicely.
The Fargesia robusta, which kept its color all winter, has many new shoots between 7 and 8 feet high.
(Click on picture for a better look)
Yucca gloriosa, which I've been told will not survive here, came through the winter without a scratch.
My "not hardy" Magnolia DD Blanchard is still the nicest of the three I have.